What are your perspectives on ordering imaging for uncomplicated low back pain?

January 17, 2020

University of Calgary researchers are looking to interview Alberta family physicians to better understand clinical perspectives related to uncomplicated low back pain imaging. The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of factors that influence imaging ordering practices. Research findings will help design better interventions used to optimize recommendations in practice.

About the study
Exploring the reasons behind health professional clinical practice will help identify and target important areas for designing interventions to enhance care for patients with uncomplicated low back pain. This information will be used in subsequent phases of the research to inform the mapping and tailoring of behavioural interventions. Ultimately, the research is intended to enhance the quality of care for the assessment and management of patients with uncomplicated low back pain.

Your involvement
The researchers would like to interview family physicians to better understand the decision-making and behaviour for the assessment and management of uncomplicated low back pain. Your participation would involve a 45-minute recorded interview, at a time, date and location convenient for you. You will be offered an honorarium for your time.

Please contact Yamile Jasaui at yjasauic@ucalgary.ca for more information

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB18-1097).

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